Penstemon x gloxinioides 'Stapleford Gem' (Sour Grapes)

Penstemon 'Sour Grapes' is one of the very best penstemons which famously flowers without cease all summer and autumn. More
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Penstemon 'Stapleford Gem' is one of the very best penstemons which famously flowers without cease all summer and autumn.

Genus Penstemon
Group/Species x gloxinioides
Variety Stapleford Gem syn. Sour Grapes
Type Tender Perennial
Common Name Beard Tongue
Border Position Middle
Soil Type Fertile, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Well-drained
Height 60cm (24in)
Spacing 45cm (18in)
Care Tips Leave the current seasons growth on over winter to provide protection and mulch around the base of the plant in autumn with compost or leaf mould. Cut back old growth in late spring as new shoots are appearing.
Flowering July - October
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Penstemon x gloxinioides 'Stapleford Gem' (Sour Grapes) reviews

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Susan

The plants were strong and healthy on arrival but unfortunately have not flowered or shown any prospect of doing so. A little disappointed as I thought they would flower this year.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Valerie

Unfortunately they have all died

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Janet

Plant growing well but no flowers yet!

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Jeannette

Growing well. Lovely colour.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Barbara

Poor growth, not a lot of flowers. Must mention that all my other plants have done very well this year so it is nothing to do with poor soil.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Susan

All plants delivered well packaged and in very good condition

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Philippa

Although the plants have established reasonably well, they have no buds or flowers.

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Reviewed 26th September 2018 by Monica

The purchase and delivery and quality of the Penstemon 'Sour Grapes' was fine.
The plant is healthy and grew well but sadly hasn't flowered for some reason.

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Margaret

Plants arrived looking healthy and still do ,but hardly any growth since planting. I suppose I expected a few flowers on each type
Unable to send photo at the moment

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Frances

I purchased 3 plants none of which have flowered or showed any sign of flowering. Leaves are ok, plants are quite bushy but very disappointing.

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for leaving your review. We are very sorry to hear of your disappointment with your Penstemon and have refunded you for them."

Posted 7th November 2018

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Mrs Cobb

Very petty plants, arrived in excellent condition, as usual.

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Joan

Plants arrived in beautiful condition but have been overtaken by Cosmos and did not like the long hot summer.
Will do well next year.

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Reviewed 14th September 2018 by Valerie

This was bought to replace an old plant which succumbed to last winter's weather. On arrival the plant appeared all right, if not very robust, and unfortunately it appears not to have survived, although it was immediately planted into a slightly larger pot. Maybe it will recover, but I rather doubt it.

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear that your Penstemen has failed to thrive and have refunded you for the plant."

Posted 7th November 2018

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Reviewed 13th September 2018 by Lesley

Sadly the plant didn't survive the hot dry summer! Kept it well watered. I've never lost a penstemon yet! A first for everything! Shame it was a lovely colour.

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Reviewed 12th September 2018 by Mr Poland

Very disappointed,has not flowered at all.

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for leaving your review. We are very sorry to hear of your disappointment with your Penstemon and have refunded you for them."

Posted 7th November 2018

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Reviewed 2nd September 2018 by JEAN

These have done well. Established and flowered.